I am reading this with my computer sitting on a tile coffee table you made, Naomi, that we took from Bob and Robin's house. Your friend's tile work is wonderful and eccentric. I love it.
Those mosiacs are amazing! :)
I never tire of seeing photos of that wonderful tile work. Please tell him thanks for letting you share is marvelous home with the rest of us.
Amazing!!!!!!!!!! I admire his gift!! And blessings upon you for sharing his art with us!!!
Naomi, love this reportage with many beautiful new photos. So great to see close up of the details of the house. I remember well the fantastic posts you did before about the amazing "The Tile House". George Ehling is really a great artist! And his house I think it's an "artist work in progress."
I remember also that the beautiful wife of George, Ivenia, is Brazilian, isnt'? And their son is a pianist, am I right?
Thanks for sharing those wonderful post, Naomi!
Have a nice Sunday.
The mosaics are truly amazing and inspirational, especially if George makes up all his own original designs as well!
I do so admire people with artistic talent. I know that like everything else in life, it can more than likely be learned given time, but I just don't seem to have the time, patience or creativity to get started!
Thanks so much for sharing,
See what an influence you are Naomi. Just mention and it is done. Pretty sure his wife is scared to see you come by for fear of what else he will tackle at your suggestion. Kidding of course.
This man is a treasure and I am sure he really enjoys showing off his efforts to some one who really appreciates.
Looking forward to "more to come"
Thanks again for the heads up.
Just...Wow! That is amazing! I love how he even did the floors too. He certainly doesn't do anything halfway, does he?
Such beautiful stuff! I liked the video too - it's always neat to hear people!
Such talent. I've enjoyed every post you've done about George. Truly an artist...
I have never seen tile work until visiting here.. They are amazing works of art my friend.. He is a wonderful person to learn from. Thanks for sharing him and his work with us.
Just LOVE this story which I have followed from the start. HE inspired YOU, now you have inspired HIM---this is why I live.
I am pretty sure that you'll enjoy my future posts - saw a lot of Antoni Gaudi mosiacs in Barcelona - and myself having a ceramic background, just loved it all - a lot like George's home. Awesome.
George is a dedicated artist, and so talented. I love his designs, I'd love to be able to see that house in person. Cutting, installing and grouting all those tiles must be very hard work.
You are so lucky to have such a talented friend.
P.S. no twins yet.... but very soon!
I remember your posts about George and loving all the pictures with his beautiful tile designs and now you bring us these closeups, a more personal look at his work, and I thoroughly enjoyed looking at all the photos! He is quite an artist...and you, my friend, have the gift of storytelling with pictures. It was fun seeing the photos of you taking pictures...kind of a behind the scenes look at what you do. Thanks for sharing, amiga, and Happy Sunday!! xo
How wonderful that you inspired him to do the garages. I really like the green tile in the very back of the first garage. I also like the simplicity of that garage. Sometimes you want simple, peaceful, or in his wife's case, done in a hurry. How great that you were able to get down there to see his new work. I'm so glad he knows his work is appreciated. I love all that beautiful tile. Keep the posts and hopefully movie clips coming!
Good evening, Naomi!
I am so glad you showcased George's incredible home. I will go back and visit your past posts on him.
I LOVE his home! I first saw his home on Youtube and thought,wow, this guy is really good. Funny...I didn't like the House of Davids at all, but flipped for George's place. Part of that is his use of color. I found all of the white in the House of David's too blah. White statues, white fence, white, white, white. And then you see George's place and it is full of color, so full of life. The video on Youtube shows his shower, which is awesome. I could totally live in his house!!!!
I love the name Ivenia......I had imagined an older southern belle. Girls aren't named names like Ivenia anymore.......simply lovely.
Isn't George older than you? How/where does he get the energy?!? He has more energy than most 50 year olds I know. Good for him!!!
Thanks for this post, Naomi. I hope and pray that I get to grow older with my friends. You are a rich woman :)
PS...I love George's Harrison Ford story. I'm sure he has told it a bazillion times, but it's charming.
It's so sweet that he took up your idea and what a great difference it has made - and no doubt given him great pleasure. He must have blessed you. And I expect Ivenia blessed you too. After all if one's husband is happy - we're all happy.
His art is so colorful and alive – what an artist! The garage looks great and I am pleased you suggested it. Another wonderful post Naomi to show us your world – artistic, vibrant and plain beautiful.
oh my dear lady! what a wonderful post of this intriguing and talented artist! and very ironic as just after reading your previous post, there was something about the comment of his that had me wanting to know more of him and his work and voila' i found numerous articles online - and i confess that the harrison ford story is one i have repeated several times to friends already - how captivating these stories! thank you so much for them all!
i hope your day holds you gently -
I LOVE what he did in the garage
the rather muted hues with the circle splashes of bolder pattern and color are wonderful
he's such a talented man
I can appreciate all of the time and effort that has gone into such an undertaking.
I love the more simple design on the one side wall with the contrasting complexity of the center wall. They are just lovely.
I marvel at the beauty of these mosaics. I continue to be amazed at how creativity manifests.
This never ceases to amaze me. My favorite shot is the one that shows you briefly with George pointing at a mosaic.
I remember you posted about this house way back. I bet that house was already featured on different home magazines!
Wow, I love all this tile stuff. George is so talented!! I wonder if he has to lay out a plan on paper before he does it? Surely he can't just do that as he goes along?? It's all so intriguing to me and incredibly beautiful! I'd love to watch him working on it.
I enjoyed the video too! Just amazing what he has accomplished over the years! I'm off to read the next part!!! :)
The complexity and variety of his designs amazes me!!
I always wanted to do one of those mosaic outdoor tables with an iron framework. In fact I bought the tiles to do it in Italy on the Isle of Capri a few years ago. I still have them in a box. Maybe, just maybe George has inspired me to do soemthing with them finally. He looks great and fit too and no wonder.
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